City seeks nominations for Austin’s 2011 Tree of the Year The City of Austin is seeking nominations for the 2011 Austin Tree of the Year awards that are given annually to one large and one small tree within the city limits.
The Austin Tree of the Year awards program was created to inspire proper tree care and promote the outstanding results of nurtured and healthy trees. Look for trees that are native, healthy and beautiful. Deadline for nominations is June 30.
A nomination form may be found at www.ci.austin.tx.us/treeoftheyear or may be picked up at Zilker Garden Center and local plant nurseries. Winners will be chosen by a committee of representatives from the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, Austin Energy, the City’s Watershed Protection Department, the University of Texas, the Urban Forestry Board and the community. The large and small tree category winners will be honored at an event in October or early November.
For more information, visit www.cityofaustin.org/treeoftheyear.
Contact: Leah Haynie, Air Quality & Urban Heat Island Mitigation, Austin Climate Protection Program, (512) 482-5342, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com